French: Manakin orné German: Weißkehlpipra Spanish: Saltarín gorjiblanco occidental
P. L. Sclater
Bucaramanga, Santander, Colombia
Subspecies and Distribution
C. l. altera
Hellmayr, 1906 – White-ruffed Manakin – Caribbean slope of Central America S from E Honduras, Pacific slope of S Costa Rica and Panama (except W Chiriquí), and NW Colombia (W of Atrato Valley).
C. l. heteroleuca
Hellmayr, 1910 – Pacific slope of SW Costa Rica and W Panama (W Chiriquí).
C. l. leucorrhoa
(P. L. Sclater, 1863) – White-bibbed Manakin – locally in Sierra de Perijá, W Venezuela (lower slopes of Andes) and NC & W Colombia (S to middle Magdalena Valley, E to NW Arauca, also Pacific slope in Valle).
9·5–10 cm; male 8·6–12·5 g, female 9–12·5 g (nominate), male 11·1 g, female 12·5 g (race altera). Male... read more
Male advertising call a high, rolling “prreeet”; also a sharp “seee”; in... read more
Humid forest and tall secondary growth, also edges with fruiting trees, in foothills and lower... read more
Food and feeding
Mainly small fruits, with small proportion of insects and spiders. In small study area in Costa Rica, total of 57 species of fruit, mainly... read more
Egg-laying in Mar–Jun in Costa Rica. Male display centred on log on forest floor, alone or with other males (adult and immature) and... read more
Largely resident. In S Costa Rica, race altera descends to foothills and adjacent lowlands... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Common in Costa Rica, fairly common to common in Panama; uncommon and very local in Venezuela and Colombia. Populations of NW South... read more
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